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Jul 9, 2020

Cleco fan drive raises over 400 fans and $400 to help the elderly this summer

PINEVILLE, La. – July 9, 2020 – Last week, Cleco’s 20th Annual Fan Drive wrapped up with over 400 fans and $400 being donated to Councils on Aging and other agencies across Cleco’s service territory to help the elderly stay cool this summer and reduce their energy usage.

“We moved forward with our fan drive utilizing new safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we believe our efforts paid off,” said Ron Smith, director of customer experience.  “With company, employee and community support, these agencies have over 400 fans to distribute to our elderly customers, and they can turn the monetary donations into more fans.”

The agencies began distributing fans to the elderly by appointment on July 6.  To request a fan, seniors should contact one of the agencies below and make an appointment.  To receive a fan, seniors must be a Cleco customer and 60-years of age or older.
 

Acadia Council on Aging

337-788-1400

Natchitoches Council on Aging

318-357-3250

Allen Council on Aging

318-335-3195

Rapides Council on Aging

318-445-7985

Avoyelles Council on Aging

318-253-9771

Rapides Senior Citizens Services

318-487-1561

Beauregard Council on Aging

337-463-9694

Red River Council on Aging

318-932-5721

Calcasieu Council on Aging

337-474-2583

Sabine Council on Aging

318-256-4140

Campti Seniors Group

318-527-1715

St. Landry Council on Aging

337-942-1938

DeSoto Council on Aging

318-872-3700

St. Martin Council on Aging

337-332-3063

Eunice Food Bank

337-457-7541

St. Mary Council on Aging

337-907-6310

Evangeline Council on Aging

337-363-5161

St. Tammany Council on Aging

985-892-0377

Grant Council on Aging

318-627-5757

Vernon Council on Aging

337-239-4361

Iberia Council on Aging

337-367-1556

Washington Council on Aging

985-732-6868

In addition to using a fan to help the air temperature feel 10 degrees cooler, Cleco recommends the following tips to help lower energy usage:

  • Raise the thermostat to 78 degrees or the highest comfortable temperature.
  • Install a programmable thermostat and raise the setting to the highest comfortable temperature.  Customers can save three to five percent on air conditioning costs for each degree raised on a thermostat.
  • Use heat generating appliances such as dryers and ovens at night when temperatures are cooler outside.
  • Seal holes and cracks around windows.
  • Keep curtains and blinds closed during the day.
     

For more energy-savings tips or to learn more about Cleco in the community, visit www.cleco.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clecopower.